Denby Dale Crime Overview

Denby Dale is among the top 5 safest small towns in West Yorkshire, and is the 35th safest overall out of West Yorkshire's 121 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Denby Dale in 2020 was 43 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to West Yorkshire's overall crime rate, coming in 143% lower than the West Yorkshire rate of 104 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Denby Dale is the 286th safest small town, and the 3,940th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In July 2020, Denby Dale was the worst small town in West Yorkshire for possession of weapons, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.18 per 1,000 inhabitants. September 2020 was also a bad month for Denby Dale residents, when it was West Yorkshire's most dangerous small town for robbery, recording 2 crimes at a rate of 0.12 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Denby Dale are violence and sexual offences, with 294 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 18. This is 1.4% lower than 2019's figure of 298 offences and a difference of 0.24 from 2019's crime rate of 18. Denby Dale's least common crime is theft from the person, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, the same as 2019's figure of 1 crime.

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Crime in Denby Dale Compared To West Yorkshire

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Summary of Crimes in Denby Dale This Year

 Denby DaleWest Yorkshire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour1579.3948,24020.68120% safer
Burglary814.8515,1026.4733% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson794.7325,48710.93131% safer
Drugs50.308,3433.581093% safer
Other Crime261.566,6132.8482% safer
Other Theft462.7516,3707.02155% safer
Possession of Weapons60.362,1200.91153% safer
Public Order915.4430,32813.00139% safer
Robbery60.362,4431.05192% safer
Shoplifting120.7211,6474.99593% safer
Theft From the Person10.062,0400.871350% safer
Vehicle Crime704.1913,6605.8640% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences29417.59107,15745.94161% safer

Denby Dale Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Alwoodley23126.7360% safer
Ripponden30438.8310% safer
Crigglestone40541.363.7% safer
Denby Dale71742.89-
Ackworth37847.5510% more dangerous
Clayton40247.8210% more dangerous
Ilkley73349.4913% more dangerous
Silsden42751.0916% more dangerous
Garforth73951.0916% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Denby Dale

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Denby Dale Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Anti-Social Behaviour131089Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson6654.7Safer
Other Crime0.840.601.01.6Getting worse
Other Theft4.
Possession of Weapons0.180.360.420.36Getting worse
Public Order2.33.84.15Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging) worse
Shoplifting0.300.180.900.72Getting worse
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.060.300.060.06Safer
Vehicle Crime4. worse
Violence and Sexual Offences13191818Getting worse

Changes In Denby Dale's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Denby Dale to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Denby Dale42.89-
Barnet67.7137% more dangerous
Coventry77.4145% more dangerous
Croydon83.2248% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8150% more dangerous
Bristol86.2150% more dangerous
Leicester97.4456% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8758% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2860% more dangerous
Bradford133.0268% more dangerous
Leeds137.1069% more dangerous

Crime in Denby Dale's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Denby Dale, Cumberworth & Clayton West50050First
Emley & Skelmanthorpe21732Second

Crime in Denby Dale During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Denby Dale change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in September, when Denby Dale saw a 500% increase in vehicle crime. Denby Dale saw a large fall in burglary during June, when it fell by 88% compared to June in 2019. Burglary saw a fall in every month of Denby Dale's lockdown.

Anti-Social Behaviour-25%+18%+167%+100%-21%+15%+18%-7%-20%-
Criminal Damage and Arson-40%+40%-75%+100%-17%+125%-17%-71%-33%-25%
Other Crime-67%--+100%-+100%--50%+300%-60%
Other Theft-75%-75%----33%-75%-20%-50%-67%
Possession of Weapons----+200%-----
Public Order-+133%-57%+86%+89%+133%+75%-25%+17%+25%
Vehicle Crime+133%-25%+133%+67%-56%+67%+500%-25%-25%-60%
Violence and Sexual Offences+29%-6%-17%+7%-30%-21%-7%-43%+52%+10%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Denby Dale

What police force serves Denby Dale?
Denby Dale's local territorial police force is the West Yorkshire Police.
How dangerous is Denby Dale?
Denby Dale is among the top 5 safest small towns in West Yorkshire.
What is Denby Dale's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Denby Dale are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Denby Dale?
Denby Dale's least common crime is theft from the person (inc. pickpocketing).

Last updated: 07 May 2021